Today Google took its wraps off the name for the next iteration Android operating system. Marshmallow was announced earlier this year at the company’s annual developers conference. The update will bring many improvements to battery consumption, app permissions, Google Now and much more.
The easiest way to freshen up the look of your phone or tablet is by changing the wallpaper. Google’s Nexus line of devices, with stock Android being present, usually have some of the best wallpapers around; however, a Nexus device is not necessary to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and clean Material Design pieces that Google goes with. The nine wallpapers included with Android 6.0 Marshmallow are available for you to download and stare at right now.
Hit the break for the gallery to download the wallpapers.
Right now, you can download the latest version of the Android M Developer Preview for select Nexus devices. People with the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player can go ahead and grab system images of the Developer Preview for their devices. Doing so is as simple as manually flashing the system images from the source link below.
This is the third and final version of the Android M Developer Preview before Google delivers Android 6.0 Marshmallow to consumers later in the year. Expect Marshmallow to remain relatively unchanged between now and its launch.
Source: Android Developers
At Google I/O 2015, Android M was introduced to the world. The software has been available in the form of a developer preview so that the team behind Android can work out any issues before launch later this year, but among the only things unknown about Android M were its version number and name. Would it be Android 5.5 or 6.0? Would it be called Milkshake or Marshmallow? Today, Google debuted Android M’s official version number and name.
The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system will be known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones were announced last week to varying degrees of excitement, depending on if the device you want is launching in your region. Not everyone wants to upgrade to a new handset, though, which means that many Samsung fans are wondering what new features the eventual Android M firmware update will bring to eligible devices. Read more
Verizon is pushing Android 5.1.1 and a Stagefright fix to update the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1.
A needed firmware update will be hitting Android Wear smartwatches in the near future, bringing with it all sorts of new features.
Wondering when your HTC One (M8) will get the latest version of the company’s Sense 7 software? The wait will be at least a few more months.
On Twitter, HTC’s Mo Versi commented on the status of Sense 7 for the 2014 flagship.
Google’s latest Android 5.1.1 update is now available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi), Nexus 9 (LTE and WiFi) and Nexus 10. You can download the upgrade instantly as a factory image or you can wait for it to roll out as an OTA later today.
Sometime next week, Alcatel OneTouch will push a security update to its flagship device. The Idol 3 will receive a software update “on or around August 10″ to address Android’s Stagefright vulnerability. Alcatel OneTouch is following Google’s lead in issuing a fix for the vulnerability.
Owners of the Idol 3 located in the United States will be first to receive the security update.